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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered at wake

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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered at wake

(Yahoo!) - Family and friends of Philip Seymour Hoffman have already been through a lot, and it’s not going to get any easier over the next few days.

On Thursday, his former partner Mimi O’Donnell and their three young children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, 7, and Willa, 5, as well as celebrities including Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Justin Theroux and director Paul Thomas Anderson, remembered Hoffman with a wake at Frank E. Campbell funeral home in NYC. It was the first of several ceremonies that will pay tribute to the Oscar-winning actor who died at 46 of an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday.

A private funeral for the late Oscar winner is set for Friday at St. Ignatius church, the same location of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s funeral in 1994. Hoffman’s rep has said that a public ceremony will follow later in the month.

Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams attended the wake. Photo Credit: Splash News

 

Elsewhere, the tragedy continues to weigh heavily on Hoffman’s former co-stars. Adams broke down in tears while talking about her co-star in “Doubt” and “The Master” on “Inside the Actors Studio” Wednesday. A source told Us Weekly that Adams “couldn’t finish most of her sentences” during the show’s taping. “Amy talked about how he was the greatest actor she had worked with, and couldn’t even tell stories about him without crying. She said to the audience of acting students ‘I wish you all could have had the chance to work with him.’”

Hoffman’s “Talented Mr. Ripley” co-star Cate Blanchett canceled scheduled appearances on “Good Morning America” and “Live With Kelly and Michael” Wednesday. She also skipped the after party of her new movie, “The Monuments Men” Tuesday night, in part because of Hoffman’s death, according to the New York Daily News. (The newspaper noted that the “Blue Jasmine” actress also didn’t want to answer questions about the movie’s director, Woody Allen.)

“She was promoting the film and found herself visiting the devastated children of Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death,” the source said. “I think everyone will understand that she was in no mood to attend a party.”

 Actors Justin Theroux and Ellen Burstyn paid respects to Hoffman. (Splash News/Getty Images)

 

Actress Michelle Williams, who worked with Hoffman on the film “Synecdoche, New York,” actor Ethan Hawke, and others have visited the family as well.

Hundreds of friends and fans gathered for a candlelight vigil on Wednesday night outside New York's LAByrinth Theatre Company, where Hoffman was a member. Meanwhile, the marquee lights on Broadway were dimmed for a minute at 7:45 p.m. in the actor's honor.

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